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The effect of intracranial pressure on the performance of an aphasic subject: A case history

Michelle Shapiro
South African Journal of Communication Disorders | Vol 28, No 1 | a355 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v28i1.355 | © 1981 Michelle Shapiro | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 November 1981 | Published: 11 November 1981

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Michelle Shapiro, Speech and Hearing Therapy Department, Baragwanath Hospital, South Africa

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Abstract

A battery of tests involving the language modalities of speech, comprehension, reading and writing were administered to an aphasic subject who presented with a predictable fluctuation  in intracranial pressure. Results revealed a consistency in performance in the two situations, across all modalities. The subject's performance  was found  to be of  a concrete nature, demonstrating a cognitive deficit  concomitant with his linguistic impairment.

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